The Squid's Ear Magazine
October 2023


 
Nevai, Nandor: The Walls Of Song
Nevai, Nandor:
The Walls Of Song

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A through-composed album of "Popular Brass & Military Songcraft" from composer, drummer and vocalist Nandor Nevai, in 9 original songs of cinematic vocals to the duo of bass trombones and a tonal percussion configuration including pedal timpani; and the world premiere of a previously unrecorded Krzysztof Penderecki instrumental conducted by Ron Stabinsky.

Venable, Phil / Jphono1: Nowhere Beacons Everywhere
Venable, Phil / Jphono1:
Nowhere Beacons Everywhere

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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Jphono1, aka guitarist John Harrison, working with Carboro, NC improvising guitarist and Soul City Sounds label leader Phil Venable, along with input from John Crouch and Ken Moshesh for drum & percussion input, release this experimental album of strange drones, grooves and ambient electronic sounds, beautifully paced with a expansive breadth of concept.

Butcher, John: The Very Fabric
Butcher, John:
The Very Fabric

(Ftarri / Hitorri -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Impeccably recorded inside the Brønshøj Water Tower, in Copenhagen, Denmark, a highly resonant space built 100 years ago, where UK tenor and soprano saxophonist John Butcher continues his investigations into spaces with natural delay and decay, through 11 improvisations of discriminating pacing as he finds incredible beauty in floating and shifting tones and instrument errata; exquisite.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The latest album from the NY-based Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, trumpet & flute, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on keyboards, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, explores spontaneous themes and aural landscapes through studio improvisations recomposed to create five fascinating compositions of perceptive, ecstatic jazz.

DDK Trio (Jacques Demierre / Axel Dorner / Jonas Kocher): A Right to Silence [3 CDs]
DDK Trio (Jacques Demierre / Axel Dorner / Jonas Kocher):
A Right to Silence [3 CDs]

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $32.95    




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The trio of pianist Jacques Demierre, trumpeter Axel Dorner and accordionist Jonas Kocher recorded these live improvisations at Theatre Le Colombier in Les Cabannes, France, each performer then assembling a complete album selecting from the fourteen recordings, unique to each performer's aesthetic selection, sequencing and length, creating three distinct yet deeply attached albums.

Expanse: Extent
Expanse:
Extent

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Evoking the idea of space and restraint, Extent is a mostly acoustic improvisation project based around the trio of David Peck on clarinet, contralto & contrabass clarinet, saxophones flute, goat horn, synthesizer, theremin and percussion, fellow reedist Michael Caglianone, Michael Knoblach performing on percussion & objects, and joined by NY/Boston improviser Albey onBass on bass.

Granberg, Magnus: How Lonely Sits the City? (version for quartet)
Granberg, Magnus:
How Lonely Sits the City? (version for quartet)

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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An exquisite work for violin, cello, harp and prepared piano composed by Magnus Granberg, who also performs on piano, at the invitation of fellow Swedish contemporary performers Leo Svensson Sander (cello), Stina Hellberg Agback (harp) and Eva Lindal (violin), a complement to the version released on Another Timbre in 2022 and performed by Granberg's Skogen ensemble.

Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein: Remedy 2
Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein:
Remedy 2

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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Developed originally as a "remedy" to pandemic through a weekly discipline of composing and rehearsing new music, the trio of trumpeter Thomas Heberer, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Joe Hertenstein return for the second in their series: eight studio recordings of magnificent collective interplay through intricate and implicitly lyrical compositions from each of the three performers.

Hirose, Junji / Kazuo Imai / Darren Moore: Be Quiet!!!
Hirose, Junji / Kazuo Imai / Darren Moore:
Be Quiet!!!

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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The catalyst for this album is Australian drummer based in Singapore Darren Moore, whose 2022 tour of Japan took him to Tokyo where he performed with legendary Japanese free improvisers, Kazuo Imai on electric guitar and Junji Hirose on tenor saxophone, this album recorded in GOK Studio, the session anything but Quiet!!!, but definitely energetically charged and assertive.

Hirose, Junji / Otomo Yoshihide: DUO-1
Hirose, Junji / Otomo Yoshihide:
DUO-1

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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Three decades after their 1989 album on the Tanga-Tanga label, Silanganan Ingay, turntablist Otomo Yoshihide reunites with improviser Junji Hirose, who more typically performs on saxophone, but in this duo uses his self-made sound instruments created by combining a variety of devices and everyday objects, recording these three "Scenes" live at Pool, in Tokyo.

Hydra Ensemble (w/ Rutger Zuydervelt): Aguas
Hydra Ensemble (w/ Rutger Zuydervelt):
Aguas

(Cylinder Recordings -- Netherlands )


Price: $13.95    




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The third collaboration of the Dutch Hyrdra Ensemble of Lucija Gregov on cello, Nina Hitz on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) on electronics, performing live at De Pletterij in Haarlem (NL), released on bassist Gonçalo's DIY label Cylinder Recordings, focused on free improvised and experimental music.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Tetuzi Akiyama: Idiomatic Expressionism
Nakamura, Toshimaru / Tetuzi Akiyama:
Idiomatic Expressionism

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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A singularly beautiful and quirky album of electroacoustic improvisation from long-time collaborators and organizers of Japan's "Meeting at Off Site", Tetuzi Akiyama on acoustic guitar and Toshimaru Nakamura on no-input mixing board, their second duo album since 2009's Semi-Impressionism on the Spekk label, here recording in the studio for five dialogs of lovely eccentricity.

Olsen, Lance Austin / Bruno Duplant: Coincidence
Olsen, Lance Austin / Bruno Duplant:
Coincidence

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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A single extended duo performance from improviser, composer and leader of the Infrequency Editions label, Lance Austin Olsen, performing on guitar, field recordings, wax cylinder recordings, MIDI organ & amplified objects, along with French pianist, composer and improviser Bruno Duplant, also credited with "sounds", a moody and tense work that meticulously uses innuendo and space.

Sakata, Akira / Ken Ikeda: GAUCHE
Sakata, Akira / Ken Ikeda:
GAUCHE

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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Legendary Japanese free jazz reedist Akira Sakata's first release on the Ftarri label, in a concert with sound artist and synthesist Ken Ikeda, recording live at Fatrri's own Tokyo space in two improvised performances of approximately 30 minutes each of subtle, expressive interactions through even-tempered discourse and spacious patience, punctuated by Sakata's bell.

Turbulence Orchestra: Trapped In A Whorl
Turbulence Orchestra:
Trapped In A Whorl

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Turbulence is the extended horn section for the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra, along with guests on other instruments, here in a large ensemble performance with Bonnie Kane (sax), Dennis Livingston (flute & winds), John Fugarino, Bob Moores & Eric Dahlman (trumpets), Duane Reed (double bell euphonium), with the rhythm section of John Loggia (drums) and Scott Samenfeld (bass).

Zuckerman, Adam: STARPERMEABLE
Zuckerman, Adam:
STARPERMEABLE

(Nueni -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A composition for at least three musicians and processed field recordings from Adam Zuckerman, here configured as a quintet eliciting a poem by Paul Celan, organizing the lines of the poem into multiple movements, exquisitely performed by Kanoa Ichiyanagi (viola), Zaq Kenefick (harmonica), Juan Marroquin (flute), Dylan Marx (guitar) and Kristyna Svihalova (percussion).

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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Music by Dutch sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, for a performance by Lily Schlinker and Janick Kremer, known as the contemporary circus company Lily & Janick, this performance using light, reflections and new perspectives onto partner acrobatics performed over a long mirror to create hypnotic, kaleidoscopic images, aptly complemented in Zuydervelt's music.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $23.00    




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The latest album from the NY-based Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, trumpet & flute, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on keyboards, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, explores spontaneous themes and aural landscapes through studio improvisations recomposed to create five fascinating compositions of perceptive, ecstatic jazz.

Bucher / Countryman / Hori: The Movement Radical
Bucher / Countryman / Hori:
The Movement Radical

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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During a tour by frequent collaborators, American saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, the duo joined with acoustic bassist Tetsuro Hori for five nights in the Kansai region of Japan, on the fifth night performing at the Big Apple in Kobe, Japan where this hard blowing session of free jazz was captured.

Francois Carrier Ensemble feat. Stanko / Maneri / Peacock / Lambert: Openness [3 CDs]
Francois Carrier Ensemble feat. Stanko / Maneri / Peacock / Lambert:
Openness [3 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $34.95    




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As part of his annual concert series with local & international artists & musicians, in 2006 Montreal saxophonist Francois Carrier reached out to Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko to perform at Theatre La Chapelle, recording over two days as a quintet with long-time collaborator, drummer Michel Lambert, and legendary improvisers Mat Maneri on viola and Gary Peacock on double bass.

Hwan, Kim Dae / Choi Sun Bae: Korean Fantasy
Hwan, Kim Dae / Choi Sun Bae:
Korean Fantasy

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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A live concert from 1999 at Aspirante, Hofu City, Yamaguchi, Japan between Korean improvisers Choi Sun Bae on trumpet & harmonica and Kim Dae Hwan on drums, both members of Kang Tae Hwan trio in their first duo, performing three dialogs with Hwan playing traditional Korean drums in a "one beat" style while Choi Sun Bae plays both electric and acoustic trumpet, including an extended solo section.

Campbell, Roy / William Parker / Zen Matsuura: Visitation Of Spirits
Campbell, Roy / William Parker / Zen Matsuura:
Visitation Of Spirits

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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A superb album of 80's free jazz with a warmly lyrical loft influence and filled with jazz reference, from the trio of late trumpeter Roy Campbell, also performing on flugelhorn & flute, late Japanese/NY drummer Takeshi Zen Matsuura and bassist William Parker, in a never-before issued performance at Boston-area Brandeis University for five expansive conversations.

Altschul / Izenson / Robinson: Stop Time
Altschul / Izenson / Robinson:
Stop Time

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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A rare meeting between three New York free jazz improvisers, organized by bassist David Izenzon (Perry Robinson Trio, Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon) as a trio with Barry Altschul on drums and Perry Robinson on clarinet, performing four collective, free improvisations of reciprocal playing that brings joy and reflection into their wonderfully informed group sound.

Minor / Traindl / Querlier / Lete / Regef: Enfin La Mer
Minor / Traindl / Querlier / Lete / Regef:
Enfin La Mer

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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Two suites recorded in 1978 from the French improvising quintet of Jouk Minor on baritone saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Josef Traindl on trombone, Jean Querlier on alto saxophone, Christian Lete on drums and Dominique Regef on hurdy gurdy, two journeys guided by waves of drone from Regef's hurdy-gurdy as each player emerges and subsides in billows and surges of collective expression.

Brotzmann / Toyozumi: TRIANGLE, Live at OHM, 1987
Brotzmann / Toyozumi:
TRIANGLE, Live at OHM, 1987

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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Never before issued, this stunning concert between long-time collaborators, Japanese drummer Sabu Toyozumi and German multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone and tarogato, was captured live at OHM, in Koiwa, Tokyo in 1987, in an energetic and enthusiastic free concert of impressive skill and expression, a vital addition to the discography of both.

Allen, Clifford: Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp On Rogueart [BOOK]
Allen, Clifford:
Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp On Rogueart [BOOK]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $25.95    




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Clifford Allen frames the work of pianist Matthew Shipp and his collaborators through his work on the RogueArt label of 25 albums and a book with poet Steve Dalachinsky, providing insight and context into Shipp's music through photographs, essays and interviews with William Parker, Rob Brown, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris, Yuko Otomo, Michel Dorbon, and Jim Clouse.

Brown, Rob: Oceanic
Brown, Rob:
Oceanic

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Stepping away from his quartet, New York alto saxophonist performs solo in the studio for eight recordings using his unique language and creative voice to meditate on the ocean-- the source of our origin and life--through a four-part "Oversea Undersea" suite, and four works with titles referencing marine life and sea faring through engaging waves of innovative reed work.

Vathres: Liturgy of Lacuna
Vathres:
Liturgy of Lacuna

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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Three expansive works from composer and keyboardist/pianist Alex Zethson, developing concepts from themes and motifs developed over more than a decade, recorded over two years with exceptional care as he and his collaborators create subtle and beautifully evocative sonic environments that seamlessly incorporate acoustic, electronic, drone and feedback elements.

Vathres: Liturgy of Lacuna [VINYL]
Vathres:
Liturgy of Lacuna [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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Three expansive works from composer and keyboardist/pianist Alex Zethson, developing concepts from themes and motifs developed over more than a decade, recorded over two years with exceptional care as he and his collaborators create subtle and beautifully evocative sonic environments that seamlessly incorporate acoustic, electronic, drone and feedback elements.

Adasiewicz, Jason: Roscoe Village: The Music of Roscoe Mitchell
Adasiewicz, Jason:
Roscoe Village: The Music of Roscoe Mitchell

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Originally commissioned to transcribe a few works as a surprise for Roscoe Mitchell's 2023 art exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz expanded the project, recorded in his new home studio (dubbed "Hot Juice") to include 10 Mitchell compositions & favorite works, Adasiewicz performing solo as he brings new approaches to the important Mitchell song-book.

Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova: Anette [2 CDs]
Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova:
Anette [2 CDs]

(XI Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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An unusual pairing of effected accordion and a 3D printer from Czech accordionist living in NY, Lucie Vitkova, also performing on harmonica, Korg Volca Bass and Moog, and NY multimedia artist Merch Blasco, the album titled for the name of Blasco's 3D printer "Anette", which also printed the thimble-microphones she wears on her fingers to capture parts of this performance.

Eventless Plot: Schemata [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Eventless Plot:
Schemata [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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The Thessaloniki trio Vasilis Liolios, Aris Giatas and Yiannis Tsirikoglou, aka Eventless Plot, pays great attention to sonic details through experimental sound and sonic expression, here in a two-part work performed on percussion, analog modular synth, tapes/Revox A-77, field recordings, electromagnetic mic & objects, joined by double bassist Antonis Argyriou for the 2nd part.

Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti: Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti:
Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Two mysteriously veiled electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at Maison des musiques, in Brussels, Belgium between performers Nicola Lancerotti, an Italian-born double bassist & sound artist, and sound artist Chiara Bacci, using glitch, veiled voices, synthetics and acousmatic sources, packaged in a sparkly green tinted cassette with download code.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim [VINYL]
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]
O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )


Price: $38.95    




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A gorgeous album of acoustic improvisation from Anthony Pateras performing on a prepared piano and Stephen O'Malley on steel string acoustic guitar, recorded live with no overdubs during O'Malley's residency at La Becque on Lake Geneva in the summer of 2021, slowly interacting through resonant harmonics and percussive tones that glide and fill the air with contemplative sound.

Mollestad, Hedvig Weejuns: Weejuns
Mollestad, Hedvig Weejuns:
Weejuns

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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A new trio from Norwegian improvising rock guitarist Hedvig Mollestad with Supersilent/Elephant9's Ståle Storløkken A new trio from Norwegian improvising rock guitarist Hedvig Mollestad with Supersilent/Elephant9's Ståle Storløkken on bass and drummer Ole Mofjel, in a well-balanced album that brings to mind Crimson, ECM fusion or Mahavishnu/Miles, through a six live performances throughout Norway of burning interaction around introspective sonic environments.and drummer Ole Mofjel, in a well-balanced album that brings to mind Crimson, ECM fusion or Mahavishnu/Miles, through a six live performances throughout Norway of burning interaction around introspective sonic environments.

Lockwood, Annea: Glass World [CD & BOOK]
Lockwood, Annea:
Glass World [CD & BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $25.95    




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Twenty three succinct recordings sourced from glass and related objects--wine glasses, glass bulbs, water jars, glass rods, &c.--each allowed to resonate or sing its unique characteristics, released as a vinyl album in 1970 and here remastered by Lawrence English under the guidance of Annea Lockwood herself; a unique album opening a microcosm of richly translucent sound.

Brown, Rob Quartet (Brown / Swell / Lightcap / Taylor): Oblongata
Brown, Rob Quartet (Brown / Swell / Lightcap / Taylor):
Oblongata

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Having met in William Parker's Little Huey Orchestra, long-time collaborators Rob Brown (saxophone & flute) and Steve Swell (trombone), along with Brown's longest improvising partner, double bassist Chris Lightcap, join with drummer Chad Taylor for an exemplary album of modern creative jazz through five Brown compositions and 4 collective improvisations.

Valencia, Maria: Compendio de Alofonias Abisales
Valencia, Maria:
Compendio de Alofonias Abisales

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Part of Relative Pitch's extraordinary solo series, fascinatingly creative improviser from Bogota, Colombia, multi-reedist Maria Valencia, was inspired by old naturalist manuals, imagining these 16 succinct improvisations where each piece reveals moments of nature in locations between the town of Sutatausa (Colombia) and the mountains of Banff (Canada).

Lopez, Cecilia / Ingrid Laubrock: Maromas
Lopez, Cecilia / Ingrid Laubrock:
Maromas

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An unusual duo of sax, electronics and live processing from New York reedist Ingrid Laubrock on soprano & tenor saxophones, and Cecilia Lopez on electronics and processing Laubrock's playing, releasing an intense yet masterfully controlled set of ten recordings that range from freight trains of powerful disruption to mischievous interactions of alien expression.

Greenstone, Madison: Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness
Greenstone, Madison:
Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Exploring the resonant properties inside a Bb clarinet caused by overtones, overblowing and other unusual reed techniques, Switch~ Ensemble clarinetist Madison Greenstone generates ten studies of extreme yet tremendously controlled anomalies on the single reed, each piece a masterwork of control in the extremities of unexpected sonic expression.

Wooley, Nate / Mutual Aid Music: Four Experiments [4 CD BOX SET]
Wooley, Nate / Mutual Aid Music:
Four Experiments [4 CD BOX SET]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


Price: $27.95    




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Engaging an expanded version of the ensemble from his Mutual Aid Music, trumpeter Nate Wooley provides scores for his players in various configuration that challenge concepts of group composition, instrumental sound and resonance, idealized tones and the human voice, the development of melody and harmony in compositions, &c.; performers include Wooley, Seymore Wright, John McCowen, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Cory Smythe, Luke Stewart, Eric Wubbels, &c.

Sewelson, Dave / Stephen Moses / Jochem Van Dijk / Steve Holtje: Orca Uprising
Sewelson, Dave / Stephen Moses / Jochem Van Dijk / Steve Holtje:
Orca Uprising

(MECHABENZAITEN -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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As the availability of venues for free improv have dwindled through New York City, an emerging new "loft scene" has developed, one of them named simply Aron's Place, the home of Aron Namenwirth, whose 2023 series hosted the solid, free-wheeling quartet of Dave Sewelson on baritone saxophone, Stephen Moses on drums, Jochem van Dijk on electric bass and Steve Holtje on electric keyboard.

Wastell, Mark: Pre-Existing Commitments
Wastell, Mark:
Pre-Existing Commitments

(Hundred Years Gallery -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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During cellist and Confront label-leader Mark Wastell's 2022 residency at the East London Hundred Years Gallery he recorded four solo recordings, using his acutely creative approach to the strings in unique ways for each recording, which he then layered in the studio without edits to create this wildly and often psychedelically stochastic orchestral work.

Stoffner, Florian / John Butcher / Chris Corsano: Braids
Stoffner, Florian / John Butcher / Chris Corsano:
Braids

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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With incredible skill and nuance, using extended and stunning technique, and through intent listening of nearly telepathic communication, the trio of Florian Stoffner on guitar, John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones and Chris Corsano on drums & half clarinet, perform seven subtle and detailed improvisations live at Le Singe, in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland in 2022.

McLean, Jackie: One Step Beyond To New And Old Gospel, Revisited
McLean, Jackie:
One Step Beyond To New And Old Gospel, Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Pushed on by new approaches to jazz as the be-bop era ended, alto saxophonist and composer Jackie McLean assembled a new quintet including soon-to-be Miles drummer Tony Williams to record One Step Beyond, here remastered and matched with his 1967 quintet album New and Old Gospel that included Ornette Coleman on trumpet and Coleman drummer Billy Higgins; two exceptional albums "revisited".

Coleman, Ornette Trio: At The Golden Circle Stockholm, Revisited
Coleman, Ornette Trio:
At The Golden Circle Stockholm, Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Reissuing and remastering both volumes from saxophonist, trumpeter and violinist Ornette Coleman's 1966 Blue Note album of his 1965 performance at the Golden Circle in Stockholm, Sweden in a trio with double bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett, two days of exceptional concerts and the first example of Ornette's violin playing on any recording.

Nicols, Maggie / Matilda Rolfsson / Mark Wastell: Semiotic Drift
Nicols, Maggie / Matilda Rolfsson / Mark Wastell:
Semiotic Drift

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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Extending the duo of British improvisers, legendary vocalist and leader of London's The Gathering, Maggie Nicols, also performing on taps and percussion, and Confront label-leader, percussionist Mark Wastell performing on cymbals and frame drum, with Swedish percussionist Matilda Rolfsson on bass drum, captured in a captivating concert at All Ears in Oslo in 2023.

Leandre, Joelle / Rodolphe Loubatiere: Estampe
Leandre, Joelle / Rodolphe Loubatiere:
Estampe

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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Seven powerful improvisations recorded live at the jazz club AMR in Genèva between double bassist Joëlle Léandre and percussionist Rodolphe Loubatière performing on snare drum, both using impressive technique and every inch of their instruments, Léandre bowing and plucking and Loubatière eking out unusual sonic elements through a variety of objects.

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: Mass Hysterism in Another Situation [VINYL 2 LPs]
Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit:
Mass Hysterism in Another Situation [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Editions -- USA )


Price: $36.95    




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Furious free improvisation fueled by dual electric guitars from Masayuki Takayanagi, leader of New Direction Unit, and Akira Iijima who provides walls of chaotic feedback, pushed on at high intensity by drummer/percussionist Hiroshi Yamazaki, captured in a 1983 live performance at Kid Ailack Hall in Toyko, remastered and reissued as a double 45RPM 12" gatefold album.

Mela, Francisco / Jonathan Reisin: Earthquake
Mela, Francisco / Jonathan Reisin:
Earthquake

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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A prime example of the saxophone and drum duo from Cuban/NY drummer/percussionist Francisco Mela, and Israeli saxophonist Jonathan Reisin performing on tenor and soprano saxophones, in five distinct free improvisations recorded at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, demonstrating profound technical skill and an exploratory attitude to their seismic interactions.

Carter, Daniel / Adriana Camacho / Federico Ughi: Trabajadores De Energia
Carter, Daniel / Adriana Camacho / Federico Ughi:
Trabajadores De Energia

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Long-time collaborators Daniel Carter, here performing on trumpet, alto saxophone and piano, and drummer Federico Ughi, met Mexico City bass player Adriana Camacho during a Sounds of Freedom international music residency, forming the descriptively titled "Energy Workers" trio and recording these two expressive improvisations balancing moody post-bop with contemplative conversation.

Adasiewicz, Jason: Roy's World [VINYL]
Adasiewicz, Jason:
Roy's World [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Titled for the film by Rob Christopher — Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago, — whose soundtrack includes segments of this album, vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz's lyrically upbeat album is performed in a quintet with Chicago mainstays, Jonathan Doyle on saxophones, Josh Berman on cornet, Joshua Abrams on bass and Hamid Drake on drums.

Roebke, Jason: Four Spheres
Roebke, Jason:
Four Spheres

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Brilliantly unusual approaches to jazz scores from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke in a quartet with legendary saxophonist and clarinetist Edward Wilkerson Jr., pianist Mabel Kwan and drummer Marcus Evans, all four also performing on metronome, and Roebke providing low-fi cassette interruptions, a fascinating merging of jazz forms and methods of making the music stop.

Gayle, Phillip: Mammoth Flower
Gayle, Phillip:
Mammoth Flower

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


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A psychedelic set of recordings based around the guitar work of Philip Gayle, improvised, recorded, and layered into diverse experiments in sound and performed on banjo, bass, cello, door, guitars, mandolin, percussion, piano, toy piano, voice, ukulele and waterphone, with guests including saxophonist Shogo Ohshima and vocalists Shizka Ueda, Omusubisan and Fuuchan.

Seeded Plain (Kreimer / Day): Badminton, The Volleys
Seeded Plain (Kreimer / Day):
Badminton, The Volleys

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


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With previous albums on Creative Sources, Bug Incision and Eh?, the duo of Jay Kreimer and Public Eyesore label-leader Bryan Day use invented instruments recorded these highly percussive, well-paced and well-recorded improvisations during Kreimer's Fulbright fellowship in India, in Baroda, Hyderabad and Bangalore, the main tracks named for their recording location.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers: Elements
Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers:
Elements

(Surface World -- USA )


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Two like-minded electronic sound & feedback artists, David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device from NYC and Toshimaru Nakamura from Japan, use feedback matrices & modular electronics╩(Myers) and No-input Mixing Board (Nakamura) in a remote collaboration of alien overlays, sonic extensions and disruptive digressions through 12 complex and varying compositions.

Carter, Daniel / Ayumi Ishito / Eric Plaks / Zach Swanson / Jon Panikkar: Open Question Vol. 2
Carter, Daniel / Ayumi Ishito / Eric Plaks / Zach Swanson / Jon Panikkar:
Open Question Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


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The second volume from the wonderfully warm and innately lyrical free jazz quintet that grew organically from weekly jam sessions in Harlem starting in 2019, comprised of tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, pianist Eric Plaks, bassist Zach Swanson, and drummer Jon Panikkar, and later, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, Ishito the driving force in the project and this beautiful recording.

Butterfield, Christopher: Souvenir
Butterfield, Christopher:
Souvenir

(Reshirt -- Canada )


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Following his collaboration with Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini, British Columbia-based composer Christopher Butterfield draws on members of Aventa Ensemble and the Victoria Symphony to perform four works of "knotty contrapuntal figures and an ever-changing instrumental palette", mischievous works of interesting progression and percussive punctuation.

Musicworks: #146 Fall 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#146 Fall 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Fall 2023 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Julie Richards on the cover in an article exploring the legacy of little known Black female composers; plus articles on Maria Chavez and her turntable art; Michele Geister use of '80s music TV; composer Trevor Grahl; Mustafa Rafiq; Evan Dysart; plus reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from the aforementioned artists.



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